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Is masuma an Arabic name?


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Masuma, pronounced as (MU)st + (SOO)n + (MU)st, is an Arabic name that means innocent, protected, free from sins. It is the nickname of Fatima, daughter of Musa al-Kadhim, the 7th Shiite Imam. For this reason it is a common name among the Shiite, but not among Sunni/Mainstream Muslims. It is an indirect Quranic word. If you are Sunni I suggest that you do not use this name due to the Shiite connotations which could confuse many people into thinking that your child comes from a Shiite family.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Thursday 7th of June 2018 11:39:55 PM

    Does it matter if the name has links to Shia? We’re all muslim? Name should take precedence! I know of names used by both sides common to their ‘own’ history! Please amend your comment above

  2. on Thursday 7th of June 2018 11:42:28 PM

    Amendment – I know of names used by both sects NOT common to their ‘own’ history!

  3. on Monday 19th of September 2022 11:46:13 AM

    What kind of an answer is this for the name? It is a beautiful name. Your website should only be about meaning of names not using the names to create divisions between Muslims. If this is your intention it should be shut down.

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